Monday the NHL takes its next step in returning to play with the beginning of Phase 2 of its Return to Play Plan.
Staring Monday teams can reopen their training facilities to a maximum of six players at a time. The Nashville Predators will be working out at Bridgestone Arena.
The NHL stresses that Phase 2 is voluntary and not replacement for training camps. The league’s objective is to get players skating again in a safe and controlled environment.
The National Hockey League announced today that it will transition to Phase 2 of its Return To Play Plan effective Monday, June 8.
The NHL also stressed that preparation for Phase 2 can begin immediately.
Thursday the league also announced the format for the post season when it does return to the ice. The “play-in” tournament will be a best of five series, but the playoffs will be the standard seven game series from start to finish.
The playoffs will also not be bracketed, each round they will re-seed teams.